Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mizz B, Triumphant

Mizz B wants to make bookmarks so I suggested she weave them in Summer and Winter.

It just so happened that the Woolhouse Tools 24 shaft loom was set up with a 16 shaft point progression Summer and Winter warp so tonight she came over to test out the concept.

We'd done a theory lesson Tuesday night. She had done some research herself by reading an article on Summer and Winter at

Tonight she wove various Summer and Winter treadlings to see how they actually worked. Then she wove the word "Books" into the cloth. You can just see the S and part of the K. By 9 pm she'd done the whole word.

This was her first time using two shuttles, first time weaving with more than 4 shafts, first time weaving a weave structure other than twill or plain weave.

This is the 5th warp that she's woven on. Triumphant. Yes. Oh yes.

Currently reading Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett


Annie said...

Great: a new weaver is born!
Terry Pratchett: it's long ago since I read a book by him. I used to like them. Is this good?

Rhonda from Baddeck said...

Hurray for Miz. B! She's fortunate to have a teacher like you to guide and encourage her. I need to break out of my rut and try some different weave structures, too.